HOPE, Ark. -- Wadley Regional Medical Center at Hope has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety, according to a news release. ACR awards it only to facilities meeting Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by expert, board-certified physicians and medical physicists.
"By meeting the rigorous standards of imaging quality and safety set forth by the ACR, this review process ensures we meet the nationally accepted standards of care. This is our community, and we are dedicated to providing the best care possible," said Nancy Singleton, radiology director at Wadley at Hope.
ACR assesses image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammogram is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.